Grimes doing her thing at ACL Festival 2013. Photo by Jack Edinger.
a love that burned so strong
How can I describe a band like Foxygen? These guys are doing something really great. It’s only been a few months since I have started listening to them, but they still give me that eclectic high school hipster mentality of “I know this band and you don’t, therefore your music taste is inferior to mine.” It’s a harsh way of putting it, but if you are not listening to this group then you’re simply missing out. Foxygen’s early set time on Sunday will be the perfect way to begin the last day of ACL Fest (for reasons out of this world).
Sometime during my younger years in high school, I was encouraged to listen to this band while scavenging for new music in the CD section of Barnes & Noble. We have no music stores in The Woodlands, TX. I thank Juan Salgado for directing me to this band because they are something special. Only a few weeks ago, I saw Phosphorescent at a music festival in Columbia, Missouri called Roots n’ Blues n’ Barbeque. Out of every band at the festival, Phosphorescent was definitely my favorite. Put simply, Phosphorescent delivers on the live stage. Phosphorescents’ signature ability of morphing country and indie rock are what make them special and definitely worth seeing Again!
Four more days until I leave for the beautiful city of Austin, Texas. Up until then I will be posting brief memos on the top five bands that I am looking forward to seeing the most at ACL Fest!
Take me back to San Francisco! To my liberal oasis!
Now it has too many voices
And the noises are constant distraction
They multiply, intensify
They will divert your attention from what’s convenient
And forget to tell you about yourself
We live in an age of many stimulations
If you are focused, you are harder to reach
If you are distracted, you are available
You are distracted, you are available
You want to take part in everything
And everything to be a part of you
Your head is spinning faster at the end of your spine
Until you have no face at all
And yet if the world would shut up, even for a while
Perhaps we will start hearing the distant rhythm of an angry young tune
And recompose ourselves
Perhaps having deconstructed everything
We should be thinking about putting everything back together"